Cupcakes are magical! They conjure up childhood memories and can whisk us momentarily into a place of fantasy.

Few food items can elicit such delight and happiness as the cupcake can. Its an emotional and visual thing. As well as the fact that they are small and designed for pure and individual indulgence.

In Jan 2008 I started the first online bespoke cupcake baking business in Cape Town ‘The Cupcake Kitchen’. Without a doubt the highlight of my business was the sheer sense of joy that these little cakes seemed to bring to people.

The Cupcake Kitchen has been laid to rest. I have moved onto other things, but my time spent, and lessons learnt from this endeavour, will forever remain very close to my heart.

Of the thousands I baked, here are a few of my favourites.

My recipe for Vanilla cupcakes can be found here.

9 Comments

  1. Oh, I too love cupcakes. Cupcakes are so nostalgic and whimsical. Your cupcakes are so darling and adorable. Thank you for the “Friday Food Porn.”

  2. Thank you Shay! I will always love cupcakes, but I am eager to expand into other things and you definitely inspire me in this department.
    Sam (ps. I’m very keen to get your marshmallow recipe 🙂

  3. Those are utterly lovely. I particularly like the ones with the tiny red roses. Marvelous job!

  4. Ooh Sam, looking at these pics makes my mouth water. I always loved your cupcakes!

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  8. Sam

    Thanks so much Usha, you are very kind 🙂

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